Items Tagged ‘thyroidectomy’

June 24, 2019

"the best of the best!”

By VEE vmich55555

Last week I seen Dr. Yeh for my 1 year post op checkup for my thyroidectomy he had performed. And, thanks to Dr. Yeh, I’m happy to say that I am now thyroid cancer free! I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer only 3 months after I had been diagnosed and had a major surgery for […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinology, melanoma, patient stories, surgery, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center, ultrasound


May 16, 2019

Free After Years

By JJoe uclaendocrineblogger1

I was referred from my thyroid doctor to Dr. Yeh. I actually did my own research and saw all his wonderful reviews, and I also had friends who were his patients so I came in knowing that he was one of the best. I had thyroid nodules that were growing which caused my goiter to […]

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Tags: anesthesia, calcium levels, Dr. Michael Yeh, goiter, parathyroid glands, patient stories, surgery, thyroid function, thyroid hormone levels, thyroid nodules, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


August 23, 2018

Unexpected Surgery Due to Hypothyroidism

By David davidjcarroll84

I originally had heart palpitations which is when I found out I had hyperthyroidism. I was then referred to an endocrinologist when they discovered that my thyroid levels were really high. That was when I found out I needed a total thyroidectomy done. I felt very comfortable about the surgery team and the rest of […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrinologist, endocrinology, heart palpitations, hyperthyroidism, patient stories, surgery, thyroidectomy, UCLA Endocrine Center


August 22, 2018

Very Satisfied Patient

By Ellen elenajimena

I had a thyroid sonogram done and that was when I learned I had papillary cancer so I had to get a thyroidectomy to remove my entire thyroid. My family doctor referred me to Dr. Leung who then referred me to Dr. Livhits for surgery. The staff and teams did an excellent job at making […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Allison Leung, Dr. Masha Livhits, papillary cancer, patient stories, surgery, thyroid sonogram, thyroidectomy


January 31, 2018

Great Experience with Dr. Livhitz

By pt7483 patthurber

I went to see my primary care physician for my physical. I told her I would like to have an ultrasound of my carotid artery because I had a 20 percent blockage. She did the test and found out that I had a nodule on the right side of my thyroid. She ordered for me […]

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Tags: carotid artery, DNA test, Dr. Masha Livhitz, Endocrine Center, endocrinology, natal biopsy, nodules, parathyroid, patient stories, primary care physician, surgery, thyroid


January 26, 2018

Second surgery

By Side of the Rice Field sideofthericefield

My original thyroidectomy was 5 1/2 years ago. My globulin was always too high so I had followups every 3 months. I had two rounds of radioactive iodine but it still did not kill the cancer. My lymph node was growing rapidly so my endocrinologist referred me to Dr. Yeh. He scheduled surgery within the […]

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Tags: cancer, Dr. Michael Yeh, Endocrine Center, endocrinologist, endocrinology, globulin, lymph node, patient stories, post surgery, radioactive iodine, surgery, thyroidectomy


January 18, 2018

It’s worth traveling to UCLA

By Lucky Traveler brandtlegg

I am 51 and have a diagnosis of papillary thyroid carcinoma, and just underwent a central neck dissection, right modified radical neck dissection. During a previous surgery, I had a total thyroidectomy and had a difficult recovery due to issues with the breathing tube. So I was dreading this procedure, which I’d been told would […]

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Tags: anesthesiology, central neck dissection, Dr. Karen S. Sibert, Dr. Michael Yeh, papillary thyroid carcinoma, patient stories, radical neck dissection, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy


May 18, 2017

Thyroidectomy Experience

By thyca2017 thyca2017

“My wife trained here at UCLA, so it was the natural choice for me. I came here for thyroidectomy and I met Dr. Yeh sometime in April. He gave me an appointment for surgery within the next 2 weeks. The overall experience was great. He conducted a very minimally invasive surgery and the recovery was […]

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Tags: Dr. Michael Yeh, endocrinologist, minimally invasive surgery, patient stories, surgery, thyroidectomy


April 27, 2017

Complete Thyroidectomy

By brittany01 brittany01

I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when I was 18 and had a complete thyroidectomy at that time. Now I’m 30, and coming back for additional treatment. Throughout everything, I’ve become quite familiar with the research around the procedures I have gone through and have looked all around the country for the best doctors of […]

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Tags: cancer, Complete Thyroidectomy, patient stories, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy


October 26, 2016

One lump turned into ten!

By Happy Patient mendozavmelissa

I’ve found a lump in my throat for maybe about 6-7 years and I wanted to get it checked to get it removed as I didn’t know what it was. I then found out it was thyroid cancer. I came to UCLA medical group and Dr. Livhits found 4 nodules as opposed to the one […]

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Tags: Dr. Masha Livhits, endocrine, Endocrine Center, endocrine surgery, nodules, patient stories, surgery, throat lump, thyroid cancer, thyroidectomy